Rachel Stone is a writer and researcher from Chicago living in Crown Heights. Her work can be found in The New Republic, BOMB Magazine, Real Life Magazine, Another Gaze, and other publications that don't exist anymore.
Grace Notes: Pam Tanowitz and Simone Dinnerstein’s New Work for Goldberg VariationsBy Rachel Stone
The ushers at the New York City premiere of choreographer Pam Tanowitz and pianist Simone Dinnersteins New Work for Goldberg Variations at The Joyce Theater warn me that the program is 75 minutes75 minutes!with no intermission. Its possible they have to tell me this, but either way, the length of Bachs Goldberg Variations (which, apocrypha alleges, he composed in 1741 as an anti-Scheherazade to help an insomniac count finally sleep) intimidates.